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Ingredients:

English muffins-4

Garlic cloves-4 crushed

Butter-2 table spoon

Chopped basil leaves- 1 table spoon

Ripe Tomatoes-4

Tomato paste-1 table spoon

Pitted black olives, halved-8

Mozzarella cheese-50 gms

Salt and pepper

Fresh basil leaves- for garnish

Dressing:

Olive oil-1 table spoon

Lemon juice-2 tea spoon

Method:

1.Cut the muffin in half to give eight thick pieces.Toast the muffin halves under a hot grill or toast for 2-3 minutes until golden.

2.Mix the garlic, butter and basil together and spread onto each muffin half.

3.Cut a cross shape at the base of each tomato.Plunge the tomatoes in a bowl of boiling water- this will make the skin easier to peel. After a few minutes, pick each tomato up with a  fork and peel away the skin. Chop the tomato flesh and mix with the tomato paste and olives.Divide the mixture between the muffins.

4.Mix the dressing ingredients and drizzle over  each muffin.Arrange the mozzarella cheese on top and season.

5.Return the muffins to the grill for 1-2 minutes until the cheese melts.Alternatively, just microwave the  muffins just enough for the cheese to melt.

6.Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve at once.

tomato,olive and mozzarella bruschetta

Serves:4

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